Academic Policies Approval

Academic policies that relate to courses, instruction, curriculum, graduation requirements, minors, majors, certificates, degrees, transfer credits, general education, and academic progress must go through the shared governance approval process.  Academic policy proposals to create, revise or eliminate an academic policy may be generated by an academic unit, college, committee (e.g., University-wide General Education Committee, University General Petitions Committee, University Academic Advisors Council) or non-academic unit or committee (e.g., Dean of Students, Registrar’s Office, Disability Resource Center). Policy proposals initiated by an academic unit require initial approval by the unit and college curriculum committees, as illustrated below. Policy proposals initiated by a committee or non-academic unit do not require college approval and may be sent directly to Curricular Affairs.

The following approval process is followed for most academic policy proposals prior to implementation:


Generally, academic policy proposals do not require ABOR approval. Whether or not ABOR approval is required will be determined by Curricular Affairs in consultation with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs on a case-by-case basis.

Related Links

UA Catalog - Academic Policies

Graduate Catalog - Academic Policies